Hats are off to the 2012 graduating class of the fifth annual “Rising through the Ranks” Women in Radio Management and Leadership Training Program, held at BMI offices in Nashville, Aug. 29–30.
Sponsored by the Radio Advertising Bureau, in conjunction with BMI and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group, a total of 30 participants were awarded scholarships to attend.
The two-day course emphasized the specific needs of women in management roles, including enhancing overall management knowledge and skills.
Instructors were all leading women in the field, who hold positions at BMI, CBS Radio, RAB, Integrated Media Solution Group, 5 Star Radio, Katz Marketing Solutions, Neuhoff Media, Local Focus and Alliance for Women in Radio.
“It was so inspiring to be in a room with such wonderful people, all from the same industry, sharing so many different ideas,” participant Cheryl Mulligan said in a statement. The senior account manager at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment added that she will be taking what she learned and applying it back in the office.
Mulligan was joined by her fellow graduates:
Rene Adams, First Natchez Radio Group
Amberly Beckman, Inland Northwest Broadcasting
Aimee Bittourna, Emmis Communications
Luci Breuer, Entercom Communications Corp.
Sheena Calton, Radio Advertising Bureau
Cathy Cangiano, Bonneville
Melissa Companik, Journal Broadcast Group Inc.
Cindie Crabtree, Forever Communications
Jackie D'Eon, CBS Radio
Kim DiGiovanni, Maverick Media
Megan Downey, Cox Media Group
Sarah Gillespie, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
Kristen Graves, CBS Radio
Stephanie Heide, Saga Communications Inc.
Alison Johnson, CBS Radio
Jenna Kirk, Inland Northwest Broadcasting
Angela Kluke, My Broadcasting Corp.
Cathy Lloyd-Bauerle, CBS Radio
Kristine Lynch-Lesh, Townsquare Media
Michelle Maro, CBS Radio
Kimberly Martinez, Entercom
Kathi Pag, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
Christie Pederson, Bonneville Seattle Media Group
Heather Pennella, Buck Owens Production Co.
Katie Philippi, Three Eagles Communications
Patty Reilly-Murphy, CBS Radio
Leslie Roberts, BMI
Cressy Walton, Alpha Broadcasting
Maegan Wilburn, Cox Media Group